spktr:

Classic X-Men #002: First Friends

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'Sex' doesn't sell. Erosion of female self esteem does. The feeling of superiority over women does. Turning women into 'things' to be studied, scrutinized & judged and then calling it 'sex' does.

Sex doesn’t sell. Objectification does

"

Sadiqa Thornton (via female-only)

Amen.

~Ozzie

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angelaan:

Joan of Arc for today’s sketch dailies!

This is so, so righteous.By artist Angela An (Tumblr linked above)

angelaan:

Joan of Arc for today’s sketch dailies!

This is so, so righteous.
By artist Angela An (Tumblr linked above)

DRAGON BONES!

DRAGON BONES!

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jillthompson:

Inktober!

Look at my bad drawings on twitter! babeinarmor 

jillthompson:

Inktober!

Look at my bad drawings on twitter! babeinarmor 

leanin:

What would have once sounded like a “far-fetched feminist fantasy” – women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in Rwanda.
In fact, women are making gains throughout Africa, but these achievements have been met with a loud silence from the western feminist movement. 
African women are blazing a feminist trail - why don’t we hear their voices? (The Guardian) 

leanin:

What would have once sounded like a “far-fetched feminist fantasy” – women forming the majority of a parliament – is a reality in Rwanda.

In fact, women are making gains throughout Africa, but these achievements have been met with a loud silence from the western feminist movement. 

African women are blazing a feminist trail - why don’t we hear their voices? (The Guardian) 

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aniseshaw:

babesinarmor:

Covers of Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Sword and Sorceress anthologies.
After Zimmer Bradley passed, various authors and editors have taken up editing the editions. They are released annually.

Ugh, no, don’t blog Marion Zimmer Bradley, a child abuser and misogynist, as an example of warrior women or positive female roles, please.

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jun/27/sff-community-marion-zimmer-bradley-daughter-accuses-abuse

The series of books have her name on it, but only because she started them as the primary editor. This series has given a lot of authors (many of them female), their first or most important publishing experiences. The reason I support the series is because of the authors involved. Marion Zimmer Bradley’s… is unfortunately a part of the official title of this annual series, and boycotting them would mean ignoring one of the strongest and longest running collections of all female-led stories in the fantasy genre.
I encourage others to speak up on the subject, as well. Let’s make this a discussion.

newageamazon:

Double checked on the website and, yep, the ONLY Girl Scout workshop offered is “Science with a Sparkle.”
So, what IS “Science with a Sparkle?”
GLAD YOU ASKED!
"Prepare to be dazzled! Dive into chemistry and learn how science relates to health and beauty products. Become a cosmetic chemist and concoct your own creations to take home."
Look, I’ll be honest, this sounds like something I’d think was pretty cool.  But it is NOT REMOTELY OKAY that the only workshop offered for Girl Scouts is given a cutesie name and is based on MAKE-UP.  Especially when the guys are offered a much wider range of interests and activities.
There’s been a ton of talk about the lack of women in science and engineering fields, and the Girl Scouts of America even have a specific program for girls interested in STEM.  So why is the Carnegie Science Center only offering THIS?  It goes against the very values of the Girl Scouts of America.
I’m disappointed, as a patron of the Science Center and as a former Girl Scout who attended events there while active and still cherish those memories.  I didn’t pursue science, but I know a hell of a lot more about it than I would if I hadn’t worn that effing sash.

To be fair, the center does have other programs for girls, but there should be more collaboration with the Girl Scouts’ STEM program, clearly. Also, ‘with a Sparkle’? What does that even mean? Is it Geology, Chemistry, Arts and Crafts Physics?(It’s a cosmetic chemistry program, by the way. GROSS)

newageamazon:

Double checked on the website and, yep, the ONLY Girl Scout workshop offered is “Science with a Sparkle.”

So, what IS “Science with a Sparkle?”

GLAD YOU ASKED!

"Prepare to be dazzled! Dive into chemistry and learn how science relates to health and beauty products. Become a cosmetic chemist and concoct your own creations to take home."

Look, I’ll be honest, this sounds like something I’d think was pretty cool.  But it is NOT REMOTELY OKAY that the only workshop offered for Girl Scouts is given a cutesie name and is based on MAKE-UP.  Especially when the guys are offered a much wider range of interests and activities.

There’s been a ton of talk about the lack of women in science and engineering fields, and the Girl Scouts of America even have a specific program for girls interested in STEM.  So why is the Carnegie Science Center only offering THIS?  It goes against the very values of the Girl Scouts of America.

I’m disappointed, as a patron of the Science Center and as a former Girl Scout who attended events there while active and still cherish those memories.  I didn’t pursue science, but I know a hell of a lot more about it than I would if I hadn’t worn that effing sash.

To be fair, the center does have other programs for girls, but there should be more collaboration with the Girl Scouts’ STEM program, clearly. Also, ‘with a Sparkle’? What does that even mean? Is it Geology, Chemistry, Arts and Crafts Physics?
(It’s a cosmetic chemistry program, by the way. GROSS)